A recent local Facebook discussion about whether or not to wear pantyhose (absolutely NOT!) and a more recent local newspaper article about the (not-that-long-ago) cultural and societal norm of wearing stockings prompted me to post my final project from a Spring 2022 course at Texas Woman's University, ENG 3293: American Literature: Realism-Present with Dr. James… Continue reading Spring 2022 Portfolio: “Matriarchy Review: A Feminist Literary Magazine for a New Era”
Not enough spoons today. Not enough in the clamorous cafeteria of my contrasting brain. Not enough then. Not enough now. Not enough for my kids. Not enough for my mom. Not enough for her mom. When will there be enough? I was four when I hid in the small bathroom adjacent to the school cafeteria.… Continue reading Spoons
The following essay was written February 9, 2020 (on the verge of but prior to Andrew Yang's presidential race drop-out, the coronavirus pandemic, and the crash of the U.S./world economy) for my government class. Although Senator Mitch McConnell has taken credit for this idea (following Mitt Romney and others), the points made in this article and by Andrew Yang remain applicable, perhaps now more than ever.
FALSTAFF: I will not lend thee a penny.PISTOL: Why then the world's mine oyster / Which I with sword will open.from The Merry Wives Of Windsor by William Shakespeare In other words: "The world is your oyster." William Shakespeare sure knew a thing or two about language. Actually, he knew a thing or two about a… Continue reading A MultipotentiaLIFE: Oysters, Shakespeare, and a Variety of Jobs
"I've learned how to be a cycle-breaker and how to become a positive parent. By doing so, I am modeling healthy balance by first modeling healthy behavior. We've all got to start somewhere."
Saying "everyone is gifted in some way" is a way of rationalizing, of equaling the playing field. A completely normal, rational way of rationalizing. But still equally ridiculous.
After a couple months of mulling it over, I finally worked up enough nerve to ask this lovely, incredibly supportive group of homeschoolers for recommendations on a topic my son has been bugging me about for several years now. Don't be silly, Stacie. You can ask homeschoolers anything! Most of them are so open-minded and… Continue reading That One Topic Just Too Weird for Even Those Weird Homeschoolers
“You make me insane!” I’ve yelled at my husband at times. I never truly meant insane—only mad as heck! Unlike me (perhaps), however, Progressive-Era women did have something to be mad as heck about. Charlotte Perkins Gilman wrote “The Yellow Wallpaper” during the Progressive Era in America, a time of tremendous social, political, and educational… Continue reading Insanity Creeping Out: Progressive-Era Subjugation in “The Yellow Wallpaper”
I recently read an article entitled "Homeschooling on the rise as concerns about public schools grow" by Diana Alvear of FOX 46 Charlotte posted on February 9, 2019. Major news station aside, plenty of truth can be found here. To supplement my previous post, 5 Homeschooling Tips: Truths from My Homeschooling Journey, here are five… Continue reading Secular Homeschool Rising: 5 More Homeschooling Truths
In a previous post, I shared a few of my experiences with others and my twice-exceptional son. I got a request to expand on that topic by pointing out a few learning disabilities that can mask giftedness. Before I do that though, I thought it best to list some of the behaviors and characteristics you may… Continue reading Infographic: What Giftedness Really Looks Like